Comcast, SEC Network Close To Agreement

Fear not, Comcast subscribers, for it looks as though the new SEC Network may soon be yours. According to Fox Sports, the network and provider are close to an agreement. Though the channel does not launch until August 14, millions were on the edge of their seats wondering if (and mainly when) the entities would hash out an agreement.

The first football games on the network will be Texas A&M at South Carolina (6 p.m.) and Temple at Vanderbilt (9:15 p.m.) on Thursday August 28th. Within its first month every SEC football team will have played on the network at least once.

Across social media, SEC fans hungry for football have stepped up the tweets and calls to arms for cable providers to add the network to their lineups. If this deal does in fact go through, DirecTV – who still doesn’t carry the Pac 12 Network – will likely be the next major domino to fall.

AT&T U-Verse, Dish Network, and the upstart Google Fiber all currently have agreements with the SEC Network. If and when Comcast does come to terms, the SEC Network will have a reach into 50 million homes across the country.

Do I hear, “S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!” chants revving up?

  • Heath